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Dane

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dane

"Dane" is a name of Scandinavian origin, and it means "God is my Judge or From Denmark". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dane
A native, or a naturalized inhabitant, of Denmark.

Etymology: LL. Dani: cf. AS. Dene

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A native or inhabitant of Denmark
Wiktionary

From Danish Daner (“Danes”), from Old Norse Danir. Displaced native Old English Dene. Both forms ultimately descend from Proto-Germanic *daniz.

  1. A surname​ for someone who came from Denmark, also a variant of Dean.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname, or from the ethnic term Dane (like Scott or Norman).
  3. A person from Denmark or of Danish descent.
  4. (historical) A member of the Danes, a Germanic tribe inhabiting the Danish islands and parts of southern Sweden.

Dane was also found in the following language(s): Czech

Notable Persons Named Dane

Dane DeHaan is an actor and model. His most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Dane was given the name Dane William DeHaan on February 6th, 1986 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Dane Cook is an observational comedy and black comedy comedian. Dane was given the name Dane Jeffrey Cook on March 18th, 1972 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Dane was born on December 27th, 1957. He passed away on March 29th, 2014.

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Dane Whitman is a comics character.

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Dane Bowers is a contemporary r&b, pop music, and uk garage singing, songwriter, disc jockey, and record producer. He plays Phonograph, Sampler (musical instrument), Drum machine, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present. Dane was given the name Dane Leon Bowers on November 28th, 1979 in Sutton, London, England.

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Dane Swan is an australian rules football player.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dane

Eric Dane is an actor. He has been prominent since 1991. Eric was born on November 9th, 1972 in San Francisco.

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Lorna Sally Dane is a comics character.

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Jax was born on March 10th, 1981 in Bakewell, Tennessee.

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Warrel Dane is a heavy metal music, power metal, progressive metal, and thrash metal musician. He was most prominent from 1983 to 1983. Warrel was given the name Warrel G. Baker on March 7th, 1961. Warrel is also known as Warrel Dane.

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Dana Dane is a hip hop music musician. He plays Rapping. He was most prominent from 1985 to present. Dana was given the name Dana McLeese in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

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Lawrence Dane is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1959 to present. Lawrence was born on April 3rd, 1937 in Masson-Angers. Lawrence is also known as Larry Zahab.

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How popular is the baby name Dane in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1898 5 0 5
1908 6 0 6
1912 6 0 6
1913 7 0 7
1914 11 0 11
1915 6 0 6
1916 7 0 7
1917 9 0 9
1918 17 0 17
1919 10 0 10
1920 16 0 16
1921 27 0 27
1922 17 0 17
1923 11 0 11
1924 21 0 21
1925 35 0 35
1926 22 0 22
1927 24 0 24
1928 16 0 16
1929 10 0 10
1930 20 0 20
1931 9 0 9
1932 24 0 24
1933 18 0 18
1934 26 0 26
1935 20 0 20
1936 22 0 22
1937 19 0 19
1938 15 0 15
1939 14 0 14
1940 29 0 29
1941 23 0 23
1942 16 0 16
1943 27 0 27
1944 29 0 29
1945 69 0 69
1946 145 6 139
1947 176 0 176
1948 144 0 144
1949 160 0 160
1950 158 6 152
1951 161 0 161
1952 189 0 189
1953 185 6 179
1954 282 0 282
1955 230 8 222
1956 293 0 293
1957 353 0 353
1958 293 6 287
1959 357 0 357
1960 294 5 289
1961 305 6 299
1962 287 7 280
1963 316 0 316
1964 350 8 342
1965 221 5 216
1966 183 5 178
1967 228 7 221
1968 255 0 255
1969 254 7 247
1970 241 6 235
1971 217 10 207
1972 204 0 204
1973 207 0 207
1974 174 0 174
1975 168 8 160
1976 167 11 156
1977 167 0 167
1978 268 9 259
1979 348 11 337
1980 327 5 322
1981 342 8 334
1982 411 13 398
1983 836 5 831
1984 644 10 634
1985 1,020 13 1,007
1986 1,079 11 1,068
1987 776 19 757
1988 774 15 759
1989 688 6 682
1990 744 5 739
1991 585 6 579
1992 566 14 552
1993 527 11 516
1994 530 9 521
1995 525 8 517
1996 525 8 517
1997 517 12 505
1998 455 0 455
1999 545 0 545
2000 589 6 583
2001 549 0 549
2002 545 11 534
2003 579 5 574
2004 537 0 537
2005 560 0 560
2006 769 7 762
2007 957 8 949
2008 924 6 918
2009 824 7 817
2010 684 0 684
2011 574 0 574
2012 570 0 570
2013 482 0 482
2014 422 0 422
2015 428 5 423
2016 357 6 351

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Popularity of Dane as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dane U.S.
  White 87.91% 64.26%
  African American 2.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.28% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dane

People with the last name Dane are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dane

  • How Popular is the name Dane? Dane is the 1,327th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dane was the 10,555th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dane have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 31,409 babies born with the first name Dane in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dane to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dane? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1898 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dane first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dane is Wednesday, September 8th, 1830.
  • What year had the most people named Dane born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dane was in 1986 with a total of 1,068 babies. That's a lot of babies named Dane!
  • Random Dane Factoid: According to the 1986 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dane ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 15 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1986.
  • Weird things about the name Dane: Your name in reverse order is Enad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enad. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dane? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,036 people with the last name Dane.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dane? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Dane as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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